A local paper recently conducted an interview with David Schroeder, president of Cadence International, a Christian ministry that serves the US military around the world:
We are a mission agency with more than 200 staff members stationed at about 50 military bases around the world…
Our primary way we reach out is through our open home ministries. We go to a military installation, find a large, adequate home we either buy or rent. Then a family that raises its own financial support moves in and opens their home to the members of the military and their families.
The Cadence “hospitality houses” provide a Read more
Christian music group Kutless is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse veteran support program Operation Heal Our Patriots, creating Kutless Military Mission.
The Kutless Military Mission Project is a two-fold ministry. They have formed a program to give away free concert tickets for active and retired military members and their spouses. It is the band’s hope that these tickets will give these military families an opportunity to be encouraged and refreshed as they enjoy the concert.
Secondly, Kutless will be donating Read more
As noted many times here before, the integrity of marriage is something the US military and some outside organizations attempt to strengthen. Franklin Graham’s Samaritan Purse is starting Operation Heal Our Patriots to join the fight to defend military marriages, focusing specifically on the marriages of those who return wounded from combat.
The marriage enrichment program, featuring weeklong retreats to a remote, refurbished fishing camp in Alaska, begins next month Read more
Many churches have areas of intentional “focus.” Some emphasize foreign missions, others local charity, others discipleship, etc. Central Baptist Church in Clovis, NM, has made the conscious decision to focus on serving the military.
Central Baptist Church in Clovis is making an effort to serve military members by transitioning into becoming a military-focused church.
Associate Pastor Dick Ross is Read more
JewsinGreen notes that KosherTroops.com, an external ministry to US servicemembers, has begun collecting names to receive their care packages in support of the upcoming holiday of Chanukah (Hanukkah), which will be celebrated from 20-28 December this year.
The packages must be delivered to individuals or chaplains, so those interested should contact them through their website to sign up.
The American arm of the ministry known as “Campus Crusade for Christ” will begin phasing out that name and officially become “Cru” over the next year or so.
Amazingly, that’s been big news, even at Fox, CNN, and the Washington Post.
In a classic case of “can’t win,” critics from both sides have blasted the organization. Some supporters are disappointed to see what they feel is bowing to political correctness. Some detractors think it is a weak attempt to mask the ‘true mission’ of evangelizing the world.
“Cru” is already used Read more
MCF-Australia will be hosting the “Faith under Fire” seminar in September of this year:
Faith Under Fire will encourage and equip Defence personnel to increase their faith and prepare them to overcome physical and spiritual attacks in the line of fire. To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. Historically, faith has strengthened the resolve of armed forces to achieve extraordinary results under the most trying of circumstances.
One of their speakers includes LtGen David Hurley, Vice Chief of the Defence Read more